I used to make, (scrape) a living from writing music for theatre, radio, tv etc but didn't really enjoy it. Writing music to order doesn't do it for me nor does having your nice, balanced structure edited to bits..I enjoy music much more now it's become play again..
I'm sure it suits some people though..
Gareth Whittock, sound artist: garethwhittock.co.uk
> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 20:28:22 +0100
> Subject: Re: To those who make a living off of music
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> I've been doing music full time for periods now and then but every
> time it has led me into realizing that I love music too much for
> diluting it in a full time occupation, and every time I have managed
> to cut down on the pro side music has come back to me in its full
> power. That's my story. I'm starting to suspect it is a loop.... ;-)
> Greetings from Sweden
> Per Boysen
> On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 8:17 PM, email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > So we (the class) literally just finished listining to a lecture from my english teacher about motivation. He was talking about how external reward can doom us for failure and how its self directed motive that works the best. The article we read said that Google has one day a week that allows its developers to work on any project they want freely and through that, Gmail along with many other crucial developed This post is directed especially to you musicians that make a living soley on music. What is it that keeps your motivation and creativity fresh? How do you discipline your minds (if you do) to remember that you do this only for the love of music and not for money? Did any of you study music in college and survive?